Since Dramatica describes the complete "map of consciousness" (potentially) accessible to us, isn't it very unlikely that the whole model popped up all at once when humans entered the picture? I wonder if the layering of brain functions during evolution is nature's way of "filling up holes" on this map, piece by piece. What if other lifeforms use the model in varying portions based on their position in the tree of life?
For example, the quad "Fact, Security, Threat, Fantasy" has a very strong feel of the flight-or-fight response; let's say, you're a reptile on your way home, when suddenly, a strange figure appears in your peripheral vision:
Fact: "There are hungry predators everywhere. This could very well be one."
Security: "Oh crap, I'm out in the open, miles from my hole."
Threat: "Gotta prepare for an imminent attack!"
Fantasy: "Oh... It was just a bush. Well, at least I'm not in someone's stomach."
Of course, we humans tend to have more complex issues to think about, like money, jobs, relationships etc. But it's essentially the same pattern that evolved long time ago and stayed as part of our minds.
Not sure how well other quads could be found in animal behavior. Certainly, something like "Fate, Prediction, Interdiction, Destiny" seems way too abstract for most lifeforms.
Also, the possibility of the minds of extraterrestrial lifeforms evolving around the very same model is pretty exciting; since, in its essence, Dramatica is about matter, energy, space and time, it seems very unlikely other minds would evolve in isolation from the rules that govern our universe.